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As Sanders Officially Revives Medicare-For-All, Plan B For Democrats Gains Traction
Kaiser Health News

As Democratic presidential primary candidates try to walk a political tightrope between the party’s progressive and center-left wings, they face increasing pressure to outline the details of their health reform proposals.

On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reaffirmed his stance by reintroducing a “Medicare-for-all” bill, the idea that fueled his 2016 presidential run.

As with its previous iterations, Sanders’ latest bill would establish a national single-payer “Medicare” system with vastly expanded benefits, prohibit private plans from competing with Medicare and eliminate cost sharing.  New in this version is a universal provision for long-term care in home and community settings (but Medicaid would continue to cover institutional care).

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